Willmore’s spectacular mountain peaks, rolling foothills, clear mountain streams, sparkling alpine lakes, grassy meadows and colourful wildflowers leave a lasting impression. Willmore is located in the Rocky Mountain and Foothills natural regions.
Willmore’s climate is harsh, with long cold winters and cool wet summers. The mean temperature is -11 degrees C in January and 10 degrees C in July. Frost has been recorded in the park every month of the year.
Along Willmore’s southern and western borders, there are broad grassy flats along valley bottoms and subalpine forests on the slopes. The predominant tree species are
There are exhilarating waterfalls and rapids scattered throughout Willmore on the Smoky, Berland, Wildhay, Sulphur, Jackpine and Muddywater rivers. Except for the Smoky, all these rivers originate in the park. Be familiar with cold water safety and tips for crossing streams and rivers.
Glaciers are present on some of Willmore’s high mountains. The most formidable glacier is the Resthaven Icefield, which extends into Willmore from Jasper National Park.
Willmore’s wildlife thrives in the natural surroundings of the park.
Be familiar with wildlife safety for travel in Willmore.